Leadership coaching is a powerful tool for leaders to develop their self-awareness, recognize any blind spots in their performance, and gradually replace old habits with new ones. It can also help enhance team dynamics, identify potential areas of growth, and cultivate a growth mindset. At the business level, coaching can ensure that leaders understand the objectives and competencies of the organization, leading to better alignment and impact across the company. Coaching can be done in mentoring relationships or in a more structured executive training program. As a result, many companies are now embracing a coaching model in which managers facilitate problem solving and promote employee development by asking questions and providing support and guidance instead of giving orders and making judgments. The advantages of coaching are numerous; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased confidence in themselves, while more than 70% benefit from improved work performance, better relationships, and more effective communication skills.
Managers should not underestimate the impact of coaching on their employees, as it often leads to a fundamental shift in their approach to work.